Class of 2004
Every VUSN graduate has exciting things happening in her or his life, both professionally and personally. Class Notes – printed twice a year in the Vanderbilt Nurse Magazine and available online on this page – is an opportunity for you to not only learn what other alumni are doing but also share news about your life. We would love to hear what you've been up to! Please contact us with any updates, or call 615-322-4836.
Soheyl Asadsangabi, MSN’04, DNP’13, co-manage s and staffs the Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health clinic that opened in July 2016 in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee.
Nichole Berglund-Clark, MSN’04, celebrated the eighth anniversary of her nurse practitioner-owned rural health clinic, Hope Medical Clinic, in Clinton, Arkansas, in July 2017, which expanded to four nurse practitioners and a doctor of osteopathy. She welcomed her second child in fall 2016.
Laura Beth Brown, MSN’04, is on the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows advisory committee. She was cited as an example of a nurse with innovative thinking by Daily Nurse in a July 2018 piece called “4 Ways to Build Innovative Ideas into Nursing Practice.” She was interviewed by The Tennessean and VUMC Reporter , and on WBRC in Birmingham in December 2016, for stories about the Vanderbilt Health OnCall program.
Kristin Carter Campbell, MSN’04, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Children's Health Center in Marble Falls, Texas (2017).
Margaret Morrison Chotard, MSN’04, got married in July 2019. She is an acute care nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt Heart in Nashville.
Tom Christenbery, MSN’87, PhD’04 , of Nashville, passed away February 16, 2021. He was a professor at VUSN, director of program evaluation and member of the Alumni Association Board. In September 2020, his book, Fast Facts for Writing the DNP Project: Effective Structure, Content and Presentation , was published by Springer. Tom presented about engaging faculty in philanthropy at the Nursing Advancement Professionals conference in April 2019, and he received the VUSN Dean’s Award for Faculty Achievement in Media in June. That year, Tom co-sponsored a challenge gift incentive during Vanderbilt University’s Giving Day, and co-authored “Writing a Diversity and Inclusivity Statement: Guidelines for Nursing Programs and Faculty,” published in Nurse Educator that November. He co-authored “Appreciative Advising Pilot Study: An Innovative Approach to Advising Doctor of Nursing Practice Students,” published in Nurse Educator in August 2018. Tom presented at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty scholarly writing workshop in October 2017.
Debbie Drake-Davis, MSN’04, DNP’12, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, passed away November 6, 2018. She was an adjunct instructor at VUSN.
Jessica Estes, MSN’04, became the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing, in Louisville, in July 2019.
Lisa Fournace, MSN’04, co-published “The Impact of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause on Quality of Life,” in the November/December 2017 issue of Urologic Nursing .
Carolyn Freeman, MSN’04, has been a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Pathways of Tennessee for over 24 years. She provides psychotropic medication management services in an outpatient community mental health clinic (2018).
Jennifer Hicks, MSN’04, wrote an article on miscarriage and stillbirth for the August 2020 issue of Tennessee Nurse .
Judy Hoffman , MSN’04, is on a team that provides care in the field with the Community Treatment Unit of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services in Georgia. Nurse practitioners partner with paramedics to treat patients and arrange appropriate follow-up, reducing unnecessary hospital transports (2016).
Linda Hughlett, MSN’04, DNP’13, is director of women’s services at Region One in Memphis, Tennessee, where she oversees 500 full-time employees (2018).
Joanie Laughlin Jeannette, BSN’83, MSN’04, served as moderator of “Compassion Fatigue during COVID-19: How Nurses and NPs Can Stay Grounded,” in November 2020, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum. She is administrative director of adult inpatient medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a member of the VUSN Alumni Association Board. She was quoted in the VUMC Reporter in August 2017 about patient flow nurses.
Laurie Holland Lee, MSN’04, is an in vitro fertilization nurse practitioner at the Nashville Fertility Center (2020).
Shara Mayberry, MSN’04, is a lead nurse practitioner at Emory Coordinated Care Center in Stockbridge and Decatur, Georgia (2017).
Diana Johnson Oakes, MSN’04, works with inpatient adult diabetes management at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois (2019).
Luz Salazar, MSN’04, is a family nurse practitioner at Neighborhood Health in Nashville (2016).
Randi Singer, MSN’04, received a faculty fellowship from the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy in December 2019 for her studies on how black sex workers protect their health and prevent human immunodeficiency virus. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.
Ben Smallheer, MSN’04, PhD’11, co-sponsored a challenge gift incentive during the 2019 Vanderbilt University Giving Day, and presented “Using the Revised INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation SM,” and “Strategies for Effective In-Situ Simulation,” at the Saudi Health Simulation Conference in Riyadh, in November. He is assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina.
Mollie Palmore Weinman, MSN’04, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at VIP Midsouth Children’s Clinic in Springfield and Pleasant View, Tennessee (2016).
Johnny Wyatt, MSN’04, of Portland, Oregon, passed away July 27, 2019.